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about the gadget gal

about the gadget gal


Clare Petra Matthes’ father swore she was born waving spirit fingers and singing tah dah in an oh-so-dahling-showbiz-esque manner. Nicknamed “Schnauze” because of her smart mouth and “Superfox” because of her semi-quick wit, she really enjoys putting the world into words and spending time with people who are enthusiastic about what they do. After years as a B2B journalist, then a news journalist and eventually an editor in various industries including forestry (we know), architecture and education, Clare finally found herself at ITWeb covering activity she never dreamed she would – IT, technology and gadgets – a grounding Clare now has expanded upon on a freelance basis. Specialising in product reviews and news, personality features and company profiles, new apps, old apps, security, start-ups, Clare takes an interest in it all. Clare has co-hosted the Talking Tech show on CliffCentral, chatted about tech news on SAfm, MixFM and the Gareth Cliff Show, and written a humorous technology column in Brainstorm magazine. She’s a sarcastic eye-roller extraordinaire with a passion for all things gadget, technology and social media. To her detriment at times, she does see the humour in everything and, the trooper that she is, never shies away from a good old fashioned égoportrait (selfie).


Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

1 Comment

  1. Karen

    11th May 2018 - 6:32 pm

    Wow! Such a great website. Love the content, keep it coming!

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